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By NB Staff | December 24, 2011 | 07:43
Everyone done with their Christmas shopping or are there those like me who really like shopping on Christmas Eve?
Anything else you want to discuss?
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 8:14am.
As I get older, it gets easier, because I don't fret as much about everything being "perfect" for everyone. I get everyone a gift, but it doesn't have to be the "perfect" gift; at this point I realize it really is the thought that counts.
This evening our daughter and son-in-law will be joining us for dinner (they go to his family on Christmas Day), we will open our gifts and go to Mass together.
Tomorrow will be a quiet day for my husband and me.
To get everyone started with a smile on Christmas Eve, take a look at this, probably the Cutest Christmas Video Ever.
(N.B. at the end of the credits it says "Based on a true story.")
Submitted by stratman on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 9:38am.
A beverage alert might help for the, um, realistic barn scene. ;-)
Merry Christmas to all my NewsBusters family.
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 10:04am.
Oh, yeah....I forgot about that.....LOL
Submitted by lrgon on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 9:44am.
God came to earth from his Heavenly Kingdom and became man. The child in a manger wrapped in swaddling clothes and surrounded by animals, lowly shepherds, an angel of God and his earthly parents Mary and Joseph. Thank you baby Jesus for coming to this world to atone for our sins. I for one accept your gift that you offer freely- the gift of salvation, the greatest gift of all!
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 9:53am.
Just this once, I'll join you in happily accepting Free Stuff that I didn't earn and don't deserve.
Praise to the Lord Jesus Christ!
Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 10:04am.
Last night I posted on yesterday's OT that Perry is disqualified from the VA primary. Santorum, Bachmann and Huntsman have already been disqualified. On my first posting, Newt was in danger of failing to qualify as well, but a little later, I updated that comment with a link from a Virginia newspaper indicating Newt, in fact, did get on the ballot.
New update from Twitter:
@VA_GOP RPV After verification, RPV has determined that Newt Gingrich did not submit required 10k signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary.
@VA_GOP RPV After verification, RPV has determined that Newt Gingrich did not submit required 10k signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary.
What's this mean? It means that on Super Tuesday, nearly 10% of all the delegates available will only be up for grabs between Romney and the nutjob Paul.
There's something inherently wrong with the system. It needs to be fixed.
Submitted by stratman on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 10:46am.
The fix was already in. (sarcasm/off)
I understand the need to separate the non-contender candidates, but the process is corrupt when a handful of states can determine the candidate for all the states. Have a single day of primary voting with no poll results released, including voter exit polls, until after all polls close. If desired, have another vote of the top 2-4 candidates from the initial vote. Voting should be restricted to registered Republican voters only.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:19pm.
By the time the NC primaries roll around it will be over and a canidate chosen.
Submitted by mandrake on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 10:28am.
I know I did promise to shutup till 2012 due a recent run in with The Vet, but I really do want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 10:36am.
Michelle Obama's Mirror presents the Presidential Christmas Card
Submitted by stratman on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 10:49am.
Throw a trench coat over his hands and you'd swear he's wearing handcuffs.
Submitted by Model850 on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:18pm.
Maybe he sees the writing on the wall and is practicing for his "perp walk."
Submitted by stratman on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:57pm.
That's the kind of 'hope and change' I can get behind. ;-)
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 9:10pm.
bringing us together to embrace family and friends and ridicule political foes. [But you're right about that pic, strat.]
Submitted by stratman on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 11:06pm.
Tis the season, Jer.
In reality, I don't think there's anything wrong with Obama's stair descending posture from a biomechanical point of view. He probably ascribes to the thinking that to use the railing to stabilize and safeguard himself would be to look weaker. Instead he vigorously jaunts down the stairs portraying robust health and vitality, which may lead one day to a spill of Gerald Ford depths or worse.
Still, the drummer boy angle was amusing.
Have a joyful Christmas.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 11:23am.
I was in the Post Office to get some stamps. They were selling the official WH ornament for $24.99.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:04pm.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:22pm.
It must be. Then again it could be Bambi's way of trying to get the USPS out of the red. Did you look at the picture? No way that thing should be $24.99. I wonder if was made in China.
You can get it for $23.95 on the website but shipping and handling would probably around 10 bucks
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 1:11pm.
Speaking of China, Boy Barry has his own Christmas tree ornament hanging on the White House official tree - which is a big pine that was cut down in California and, apparantly, shipped to DC...........what did that cost??? I guess the petulant prick was miffed about having an ornament of Mao TseDung on the last tree, so he put the word out that he'd better get some holiday representation.......................and, so far, no confirmation of any Jesus sightings on the tree. Only Barry, the Messiah.
Praise Allah, blessed be HIS name!!!
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 2:19pm.
I heard that he has reinstituted the exchange of scientists with China that Bubba Clinton had in place in the 90's.
That was when the spying bastards made up the 20-year gap they were behind the US in weapons technology. We gave them everything they needed to catch up to us.
We must have managed to open the gap a little again since the program was suspended, so the RBFSOB is putting it back in place beginning next year for his commie buddies.
With any luck, they'll catch right back up before he is out of office.
Have a Merry Tropical Christmas, bubba!
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 2:39pm.
Yeah, bubba, the ol' soothsayer Killa made some off-the-cuff remark a couple days ago about Boy Barry sending technology to North Korea to help them get over losing their Dear Leader................and then later that day I read about this scientist 'exchange'!!! So I was pretty close, huh???
Actually, I just credit it to the fact that this RBFSOB is totally predicable in his continued attempts to weaken, and ultimatly, destroy our country in any way that he can.
Not much surf today - supposed to be arriving tomorrow - that would be a good Christmas present.
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 10:37am.
Sorry you all can't be here!
New Year's Eve is even better!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:25pm.
Looking at the Weather Channel there is not a lot of snow in the 57 states. The past few days here it felt like we were in Florida. Turned cooler today, still not Christmas cold.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 1:14pm.
I don't know about you guys over in the continental 57 states, but we DID have some snow recently here in Asia - up on Mauna Kea on the big island of Hawaii. I even think a bunch of Asians drove up to the peak to check it out.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 3:05pm.
Did Bambi and Thunder Thighs go thinking they could ski?
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 3:14pm.
Now Rick, I know you've been sick - and I don't want to make things worse - but can you IMAGINE Mooooooooooooooochie in a spandex ski outfit????
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 3:32pm.
I just walked in from lunch! What a waste of money.
When was the Coastie at UVa? My baby girl finished grad school there in '02. I'm guessing your boy is older than that.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 4:05pm.
He graduated from the Coast Guard Acadamy in 2001.........and he was at Darden for a couple years around 2006-2007, if memory serves me well. He's a piece of work, I'll tell ya!!! You DON'T want to be some fool around him...............he can dismantle you with his brain...........and if you want to get physical with him (a couple have tried), you'll probably be sorry!! Of course, it is ALL done with good cheer and off-the-wall banter!!!
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 4:44pm.
... as it should be.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 5:32pm.
I was imagining Moooooooooochelle,wearing a chartruse and hot pink spandex ski outfit, coming down one of those big Olympic jumps - you know,where they come flying off the edge and then sail through the air, over a hill, trying to get the most distance??
Except - because we don't want her to get hurt - there was a big pool filled with french fries for her to land it.....................
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 6:21pm.
... that there is enough hot pink, or any other color spandex to suit up the Clydesdale.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 7:11pm.
It would be XXXXXXX-Spandex!!!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 7:15pm.
I hope you are happy. I'll be having nightmares about a Thunder Thighs. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 7:16pm.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 8:57pm.
You mean it was so bad that it required TWO posts???? SORRY!!!!!
Submitted by ThisnThat on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 2:55pm.
...because he's much to busy working hard on his vacation. The MSM must have received word to portray this guy as always working, or remaining busy -- in contrast to their portrayal of GW Bush, of course. The only problem is -- this reporter is emphasizing o'bama's 5 1/2 hour golf rounds, not exactly an image of a president hard a work.
“Didn't win the Medal of Honor? Didn't even serve? Then lie about it. We'll support you." — 9th Circuit Court
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sun, 12/25/2011 - 2:12pm.
You Didn't Build That.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 11:30am.
We were supposed to go to our hometown but I wound up with pneumonia. I am a lot better today. My daughter and her family are in Indiana with her inlaws. My son from Florida called and said he was coming home,surprise. So everything will be fine. . It meant my wife had to plan a meal for tomorrow but she came through. Having country style steak and all the trimmings. If they want ham they can eat sandwich ham.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:03pm.
Hope they bring you a speedy recovery
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 11:39am.
What is the only thing in Mitch McConnell's and John Boehner's houses with balls?
Answer: Their Christmas trees.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:07pm.
They could have some dogs.Maybe a tom cat.
Submitted by jon_torlin on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 11:41am.
Well, thanks to our federal government which is the enemy of the people, there's not a whole lot I can do this year. I used to get a gift for a few people, just something small, but now thanks to high prices on everything, plus having to put down a high-expense but necessary repair on my truck, I'm barely making ends meet this month.
A year ago, this wouldn't have been a problem. Three years ago, this would have been real easy.
Thanks, Soetoro! And thanks for the 2 month extension on something that's not going to be worth much, you're doing SUCH a great job!! Please, may I have some more?(Actually, it's more like Please, get the hell out of the WH and go back to Kenya and leave the rest of us Freedom loving Americans alone)
Merry Christmas anyway. I'll be spending the day at my parents house tomorrow, have dinner with them, maybe watch a movie, that's about it.
Yeah, I'm extremely bitter right now.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:13pm.
I know how you feel. It wasn't my truck but my gas pack. Then I had the LP tank filled. Merry Christmas.
Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:27pm.
By James Pethokoukis | December 23, 2011, 12:11 pm
Submitted by ThePickle on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:34pm.
I would like to wish everyone here a very Merry Christmas.... and in the interest of political correctness,to those in the know, have a Happy Hanukkah, a wish for my "undocumented" (as well as documented) brethren for a Feliz Navidad, a wish for a joyous Kwanzaa to my brothers and sisters of the Non- Caucasian Persuasion and a big shout out to all my Pagan peeps...uh.... have a wonderful Gaknars Ascension!?!
(If I forgot anyone I am sure some surly lib without the vaguest notion of a sense of humor will be along to castigate me for my grievous faux pas)
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 3:15pm.
You forgot Jonkonnu pronounced John Canoe. They celebrate it here.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 1:28pm.
My #2 son - the Coast Guard officer - left the island yesterday afternoon with his girlfriend to fly back to the East Coast. He's stationed in Miami, but he's going to spend Christmas with her and her parents in Charlottesville, Va. - where he met her while he was going to graduate school. I had a great time seeing him - we surfed a few times, and he got to play some golf and volleyball down at the beach court, as well as show his girlfriend around the island and do things with her.
Anyway, the routine is usually this - you fly from here to Honolulu, then you board another plane to fly up to the mainland. We do have some direct flights out of here, but they go to the 'usual' places, and my son wasn't going that route. So around dark I get a text from my son, and he says that they're delayed, because Boy Barry is arriving (at Hickam AFB, NOT Honolulu Airport), and everything is on lockdown until he shows up!!! So I turned on the local news, which I NEVER watch, and it's a total slobberfest as everybody is anxiously awaiting the second coming of the Messiah..................and when he finally does show up, they weren't in any hurry to get the cavalcade motorcade going.............so traffic was hung up along the route, and the airport was still moribound!! My son texted me a while later.........was still sitting there, but was probably going to leave sometime soon. Needless to say, he wasn't very happy about it, and I can't repeat what the text said!!!
So, from sunny Hawaii - birthplace of our Royal King, our Most Exalted Won, our (D)Ear Leader, our Father who is ABOVE heaven - Merry Christmas and Mele Kalikimaka!!!
Submitted by ThePickle on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 1:31pm.
Damn I can't believe I forgot "Mele Kalikimaka" in my PC "Holiday Wishes" post......damn and I even like the song too.
Submitted by stratman on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 5:59pm.
I love that song!
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 11:24pm.
Yeah, we used to sing that song in school - back when they celebrated Christmas!!! But it's got a nice swing to it,and a great lap steel intro, and tight big-band sound...........and the singing is perfect!!! Of course,they basically did this 'live' in the studio, since recording techniques back then were pretty rudimentary with regards to 'track's............they basically had ONE track, unless they did one and then dubbed over it on another tape - NO MISTAKES ALLOWED!!!
Now they have a zillion tracks and tricks, and they can get some damn tone-deaf bimbo in there to sound great - just don't put her (or him) out on stage for a live performance!!!
Since it's the 'anniversary' of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (hey, meat............I DIDN'T ask, and I sure as hell don't want you to tell me!!), I'm nominating 'Don We Now Our Gay Apparell'......................or, better yet, the local version of 'Deck the Halls With BALLS of HAOLES'!!!! ('Haoles' are mainlanders, 'white men', outsiders...........whatever............you know, the ones who screwed eveything up...........yeah, the WHITE EUROPEANS!!!)
Submitted by stratman on Sun, 12/25/2011 - 2:45am.
Knowing what you said about recording back then makes the song that much sweeter.
Mele Kalikimaka Mr. Killa!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 3:20pm.
This is good. Have a Merry (generic name goes here.)
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 3:39pm.
Twinkle, Twinkle: An astronomer says the Star of Bethlehem was Jupiter (NRO, 021221)
John J. Miller
If the Star of Bethlehem were to appear in the sky tonight, you probably wouldn’t even notice it. It wasn’t a blazing comet, an exploding supernova, or any of the other spectacular celestial events people in search of a natural explanation have proposed. Instead, says astronomer Michael Molnar, it was the planet Jupiter appearing in the sign of Aries and rising in the east on the morning of April 17, 6 B.C.
If that doesn’t sound like a big deal, it’s because you’re thinking like someone who lives in the 21st century. Two millennia ago, it would have sparked the imaginations of expert stargazers — and signaled the birth of a king.
“I never believed I would work on this topic,” says Molnar, a former Rutgers University professor. “I just figured the Star of Bethlehem was one of those mysteries in the Bible.”
The detective story behind Molnar’s theory starts with a coin he bought at a New York show in 1990. “My hobby is collecting ancient Greek and Roman coins that have stars and moons on them,” says Molnar. “For $50, I bought a bronze coin that’s about the size of an American quarter. It has Zeus on one side and Aries the ram with a star above it on the other.”
A few months later, Molnar started to examine the coin closely. He writes for numismatic publications such as The Celator, and began to research what he considered to be the most interesting feature on his coin: the star above Aries the ram. Among ancient astrologers, Molnar learned, Aries the ram was a symbol of Judea. “I realized that Aries is where ancient astrologers would have been looking for a sign indicating the birth of a new king,” he says. “With the coin, I had stumbled across this really important clue.”
Molnar described a few initial ideas about the Star of Bethlehem in an article for Sky and Telescope magazine. He thought his involvement would end there. Then the dean of historical astronomy called him. “I’d read articles and books by Owen Gingerich of Harvard University, but we’d never spoken,” says Molnar. “His call came completely out of the blue, and he said he thought I was really onto something. This encouraged me to do more research.”
He worked on the question for five years, studying Greek versions of the Bible and the writings of Roman astronomers. “Today we know Jupiter is a planet, but to the ancient astronomers it was an important star, and it was linked to the birth of kings,” says Molnar. The position of other planets, plus the sun and the moon, also carried special meanings. Today, astronomers and astrologers are very different sorts of people. Twenty centuries ago, however, there wasn’t a distinction.
Working on a computer, Molnar learned that the morning of April 17, 6 B.C. contained all the elements he was looking for: Jupiter rose in the east, in the sign of Aries the ram. Joining it in Aries were the sun, the moon, and Saturn — events that would have added to the moment’s extraordinary significance for the ancients.
“The basic elements of this event occur once every 60 years — in other words, once a lifetime,” says Molnar.
But there’s more: Mars and Mercury weren’t in Aries, and they also weren’t in positions that would have wrecked the divine interpretation. Mars is notorious for upending astrological events by showing up in the wrong part of the sky when everything else is in seeming alignment.
“If you think like an ancient astronomer would have thought, this event would have been extraordinarily exciting,” says Molnar.
The account describing the Star of Bethlehem is contained wholly within the Gospel of Matthew — the other gospels don’t mention it at all — lending credence to the idea that the star didn’t light up the night sky like a 4th of July fireworks display. A close reading of the Bible suggests that nobody saw the star but the wise men, which may be a way of saying that only the wise men had the astrological knowledge necessary for interpreting the events of April 17 the way they did.
Many Biblical scholars believe the birth of Jesus probably occurred between 8 B.C. and 4 B.C. The event Molnar describes took place in 6 B.C. — “right smack dab in the middle,” he says.
Molnar describes his ideas in detail in his 1999 book, The Star of Bethlehem: The Legacy of the Magi. It was written mainly for scholars, but intelligent and interested lay readers won’t have trouble following his arguments. It may be impossible to know whether Molnar has provided a correct interpretation, but it is possible to believe he has offered a very good one. (He also has a worthwhile website, which includes additional information, pictures of coins, etc.)
Bradley E. Schaefer of the University of Texas calls Molnar’s book, “the first revolution in star of Bethlehem research since the days of Kepler.” Adds Gingerich of Harvard: “The Star of Bethlehem is a fascinating contribution to the immense literature that attempts to come to terms with the Christmas Star represented in Matthew’s Gospel. In my opinion, this book is the most original and important contribution of the entire twentieth century on the thorny question of how events recorded there should be interpreted.”
I asked Molnar whether he is a man of faith himself. “I don’t discuss my faith,” he says. “I stay religiously neutral. I like to say that I’m faithful to the historical record; there’s definitely a historical basis for that passage in the Bible. I get letters from all sorts of people telling me that my book has reinforced their faith, and this has been an unexpected and pleasing result.”
Molnar would like to put out a popular version of his book. “I’m thinking of a coffee-table book with lots of pictures,” he says. “Something less technical.” He’d also like to update his technical account, because more information has come to his attention since it was published three years ago, particularly about the magi and who they might have been.
But for now, we have a wonderful book written by a scientist that emboldens people of faith — who in the past have felt threatened by astronomers telling them the earth isn’t the center of the universe, the sun is a fairly minor body on the outskirts of an ordinary galaxy, and that the moment of creation occurred 15 billion years ago in a big bang.
Yes, Virginia, there really was a Star of Bethlehem.
Submitted by needle on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 12:15am.
“But for now, we have a wonderful book written by a scientist that emboldens people of faith — who in the past have felt threatened by astronomers telling them the earth isn’t the center of the universe, the sun is a fairly minor body on the outskirts of an ordinary galaxy, and that the moment of creation occurred 15 billion years ago in a big bang.”
If you read The Creator and the Cosmos, by Hugh Ross, you will find that for the past half century astronomers have actually been doing an extraordinarily good job of threatening atheists! Hugh presents a large pile of information showing that the cosmos and earth and life it supports, human and otherwise, cannot be anything but extremely exceptional, defying all probabilistic explanations.
What is truly astounding is how little this astounding information is generally known and understood, until one factors in the biases of the MSM and academia, both of which are no doubt holding back on going public with this story in hopes of coming up with countervailing information. What is happening, however, is that the more the astronomers look for more evidence, the more it tends to prove further the story instead of refute it.
- Looking forward to the self-annihilation of the Manipulated Stories Machine.
Submitted by jon_torlin on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 8:32pm.
I know this was brought up before, and this comes as no surprise, except in the speed of which it is occurring, but it looks like Iraq's already tearing itself apart at the seams.
Iraqi political unraveling
So it's a question of which will occur first, Iraq just coming apart and ending up like Libya, or coming apart and ending up like Egypt? Either way, the one thing that's obvious is that it's coming apart. If I read it right, it has to do with the Iraqi president being a shiite and his VP a sunni and just started fighting each other again after having their conflicts on hold for the last several years.
Wow, I wonder if this is what's to be the new Middle East War against each other? Those sunnis and shiites, and all those others are just going to end up fighting and killing each other no matter what "diplomatic" overtures are thrown their way.
Just out of curiosity, does anyone know which Muslim sect Obeyme was raised as? I'm having a hard time nailing it down. It fits that he as a Muslim would foment violence against other Muslims as is their history and their lot in life in the Middle East.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 8:55pm.
i think there will be a forced annexation by Iran within the next 6 months. And, we won't do a thing about it.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 8:36pm.
Suck. Good grief
Submitted by BEGRUNT on Sun, 12/25/2011 - 12:55am.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and a happy New Year!! May our fortunes be better in 2012!!
"A nation can suffer it's fool's, but cannot survive the traitor"
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 12/25/2011 - 2:20am.
Yes that includes all the trolls,
Merry Christmas all of us, my best wishes for everyone!
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 12/25/2011 - 2:40am.
Go Tigers! [Of course I'm wishing Rukus the same for his Tide.]
I just want to see a good game. SEC rules!
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 12/25/2011 - 2:49am.
: ] see smile face
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 12/25/2011 - 3:10am.
Has a message,
Submitted by Denny Crane on Sun, 12/25/2011 - 5:25am.
We Are The 53%
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 12/25/2011 - 10:54am.
Every time I hear Bing Crosby sing that I think of cousin Eddie on the diving board. Can't help it. It is burned into my memory.
Submitted by Radical1979 on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 12:40am.
Junior ROTC members of the Muslim faith will now be allowed to wear hijabs with the uniform.
I really fear the day my daughter and I will be forced to wear burkas in this country.
Oh, and the religion of peace bombed some churches today.
Submitted by killa37 on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 12:55am.
Well, Ms. Rad................I'm reading that those nice and tolerant proponents of the 'religion of peace' have blown up a few 'infidel' churches in Nigeria - on Christmas Day!!! I guess that's just a coinincidence, right??? And there's continued bombing and death and murder in Iraq, Syria, Pahk-ee-stan, Egypt, uhhhh............lemme see - I guess the list could just keep going and going when we're talking about mooooooooooooooooooooooooslems, right???
But....HEY!!! Don't say anything derogitory about Islam, Muuuuuhamed, the Quran, or moooooooooooooslems!!! It ISN'T allowed!!!
Submitted by Jer on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 1:59am.
Absolutely heart-wrenching. The Nigerian government better get its act together because this is intolerable.
Submitted by jon_torlin on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 9:32am.
Yeah, I'm sure it's intolerable(hard to believe there) but Sharia's allowed to run in that country alongside some others, which means they won't be tried in a court of law for what happened. According to Sharia, this kind of thing is allowed. They might get a mild penalty and that's it.
From what I remember, the country was modeled after the US, but allowing Sharia to exist as one of the forms of government there(in contradiction with the one modeled after the US), this could very well cause a civil war(or uprising) over there. Sooner or later the Muzzies over there will work on overthrowing everyone else as is their wont to do.
What makes me wonder is how long before we start seeing something like that happening here in this country.
Submitted by upcountrywater on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 2:42pm.
They feel the same remorse as a cat "playing" with a mouse.
If it's the 7 century they want, lets give it to them.
Long past time for them to be using infidel weapons, the west invented them. lets take them all away, from the brats.
Start here Sink every ship in 5 minutes.
One obama success after another...
Up next on O'bama list... Navy leaving the gulf.
Submitted by killa37 on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 3:14pm.
Yep, and I see that Boy Barry took Moooooooooooochie and the girls to church over in Kailua yesterday - or maybe it was the Marine Airstation, because they posed for a lot of photos with members of the mililtary. Now, the Royal Family hasn't gone to church much - if at all - since leaving Rev. Wrights 'House of Eternal Peace and Joy'...........so I'm wondering why they've decided to go now. PLUS - I thought they didn't 'celebrate' Christmas anyway - they DID say that once, didn't they??? Of course, I know the answer to my own question...........
As to the military - I've said this before and I'll say it again - Barry uses the military to his own advantage, and is the FIRST to jump in front of a camera when they do something that makes HIM look good.........but behind the scenes, he's trying to weaken it and downgrade it.
Submitted by upcountrywater on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 7:35pm.
Drove the entire length of H3.... The last 1,000 yards, had to stop at the runway and look in both directions to check for inbound aircraft, before crossing. You know what... I do not ever remember ever crossing an active runway... I didn't take any off ramps, and I stayed on the main road, ahhh Hawaii.
Time on Marine Corps Base Hawaii ,and the time spent transiting Kolekole pass on Schofield barracks, Priceless. The reality as to how narrow the Kolekole pass really is. Filled with zeros, climbing up from Nanakuli on the Pacific.Flip the photo and that is the width of the pass narrow
Quite the playlist...not sure which link is best
Get a 15 foot cable /ebayit/ that plugs into the headphone jack on the 'puter, runit to your Stereo system...many hours of no media twiddling
Submitted by Dave. on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 4:21pm.
...their borders, too.
It ultimately cost them their empire.
Political correctness is not just a mental disorder, it's cultural and eventually national, suicide.
Vote for the American in November
Submitted by Radical1979 on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 7:02pm.
in public schools, or are trying to get access other religions don't have...
I'm glad some of these parents finally put a stop to this.
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 3:21am.
I was amused today when Kathleen Parker, on Meet The Press" repeated one of today's oft-repeated lies, "The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street are really two sides of the same coin - one is against big government and the other is against crony-capitalism"
How is it that Parker gets the luxury of mailing in a false argument like that?
Do Tea Party people really embrace crony-capitalism? I don't see any Occupy protesters at Robert Kennedy Junior's house, even though Obama gave him over a $billion for a pie-in-the-sky green venture.
Kathleen Parker is a dolt.
Submitted by Radical1979 on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 2:15pm.
Parker gets away with it because you and three others are the only ones watching MTP.
Submitted by Dave. on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 4:10pm.
...on Christmas Day.
And I am just sure a spokes-mouth for CAIR is going to step up to a microphone and condemn these heinous acts any minute now.
Submitted by Dave. on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 4:32pm.
Submitted by Dave. on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 4:54pm.
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